Chimchar and Monferno Pokemon Halloween Costumes

Halloween is not a major holiday at our house (when did it become a major holiday at all?), but of course, it’s fun to see the kids dressed up. I don’t make elaborate costumes every year, but there are a few I look back on with pride, including the fall the big boys wanted to be the Pokemon Chimchar and Monferno.  I lucked out finding good quality plain monkey costumes at Old Navy. They were fleece, so I bought fleece fabric to add the embellishments.

First, an overview of how the costumes turned out, next to the original characters.  Directly below is Chimchar and below him is Monferno.

Chimchar Pokemon costume.  From Jewels at Home.

Chimchar Pokemon costume.

Monferno Pokemon costume.  From Jewels at Home.

Monferno Pokemon costume.

Pretty good likeness, right?

And here’s a breakdown of how I altered the monkey costumes to make the Pokemon.  For Chimchar, I

  • removed the tail completely.
  • sewed the tip of the tail to the top of his head, to make his little cowlick.
  • used brown embroidery floss to embroider the curl on his chest.
  • made a large flame for the tail using yellow and red fleece, stuffed it and sewed it in place.
Chimchar Pokemon costume for Halloween.  From Jewels at Home.

Details on a Chimchar Pokemon costume for Halloween.

For Monfernon, I

  • sewed a white collar out of two layers of white fleece and sewed it in place.
  • cut blue and red fleece for the face mask and sewed these in place with embroidery floss.
  • cut small white teeth and sewed these in place.
  • cut yellow bands and sewed these on the arms.
  • used brown embroidery floss to sew the curl on the chest.
  • cut off all but the base of the tail.
  • sewed a yellow and red flame tail with a layer of batting in the center and attached it to the base of the tail.
Monferno Pokemon costume for Halloween.  From Jewels at Home.

Details on a Monferno Pokemon costume for Halloween.

Since I was on a roll, I also made these pokeball bags out of felt and ribbon for the boys to go trick-or-treating.

Pokemon pokeball bags for treats.  From Jewels at Home.

Pokemon pokeball bags for treats.

Steve and I dressed up as Ash and Misty, the Pokemon trainers.  I made this little Togepi Pokemon to carry around.

Togepi Pokemon doll.  From Jewels at Home.

Togepi Pokemon doll.

I don’t have detailed instructions here, but if you have any questions, please let me know.  I’d love to help you make your little Pokemon fans as happy as these guys!

Pokemon Chimchar and Monferno Halloween Costumes.  Jewels at Home.

Pokemon Chimchar and Monferno go trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Pokemon Chimchar and Monferno Halloween Costumes.  Jewels at Home.

Hope your October is full of treats!

“Jewels”

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5 thoughts on “Chimchar and Monferno Pokemon Halloween Costumes

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  2. I love it! My kids want a pokemon theme for this Halloween. How did you make your poke ball trick or treat bags? I would love to add that for their costumes

    • Thank you! The bags are felt. I sewed together the colors for each section (faces and side) and then joined them. I can’t remember if I used hot glue or heat ‘n bond to add the details. Have fun!

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